Less than a day after joining the AAP, Ali Mehdi, the vice-president of Delhi Congress announced his return along with two Delhi civic body councillors and pledged his loyalty to Rahul Gandhi.
Ali Mehdi walking next to Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra on December 3. (Photo from @alimehdi_inc on Twitter)
By India Today Web Desk: Just hours after he joined the Aam Aadmi Party, the vice-president of Delhi Congress, Ali Mehdi said he rejoined the grand old party during the early hours of Saturday. Taking to Twitter, Mehdi said, “I am a worker of Rahul Gandhi.” He also added that councillors Sabila Begum from Mustafabad and Nazia Khatoon from Brijpuri, who had joined AAP along with him, also rejoined the Congress.
Mehdi’s announcement to go back to Congress came after protests erupted in Mustafabad against his decision and party workers slammed him for jumping ship.
Manu Jain, the social media in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress, called Mehdi a “snake”.
However, after Mehdi’s announcement that he had rejoined Congress, several party leaders are showing their support online.
The AAP claimed a decisive victory in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, winning 134 of the 250 wards. Nine Congress candidates had emerged victorious in the elections but the number was reduced to seven after Sabila Begum and Nazia Khatoon announced that they joined AAP.